House of Nassau

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The House of Nassau is a diversified aristocratic dynasty in Europe.wikipedia
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Adolf of Germany

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Early on they divided into two main branches: the elder (Walramian) branch, that gave rise to the German Emperor Adolf, and the younger (Ottonian) branch, that gave rise to the Princes of Orange and the monarchs of the Netherlands.
1255 – 2 July 1298) was Count of Nassau from about 1276 and elected King of Germany (King of the Romans) from 1292 until his deposition by the prince-electors in 1298.

Nassau Castle

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It is named after the lordship associated with Nassau Castle, located in present-day Nassau, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.
Nassau Castle, located in Nassau, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, was the original seat of the House of Nassau.

Dudo of Laurenburg

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Dudo of Laurenburg (Dudo von Laurenburg; Tuto de Lurinburg; died before 1124) was probably Count of Laurenburg and is considered the founder of the House of Nassau.

Nassau, Rhineland-Palatinate

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It is named after the lordship associated with Nassau Castle, located in present-day Nassau, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.
Nassau gave its name to the prominent royal House of Nassau and directly or indirectly to numerous geographical entities, including a sovereign state, the Duchy of Nassau, the Prussian province of Hesse-Nassau, the historical and geographical region Nassau, Nassau County, New York, and the capital city of Nassau, Bahamas.

Rupert I, Count of Laurenburg

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The Counts of Laurenburg and Nassau expanded their authority under the brothers Rupert (Ruprecht) I (1123–1154) and Arnold I (1123–1148).
Rupert I of Laurenburg, Ruprecht I. von Laurenburg († before 13 May 1154), was count of Laurenburg and one of the ancestors of the House of Nassau.

Otto I, Count of Nassau

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1343), the elder son of Count Otto I of Nassau.
Otto I of Nassau, Otto I. von Nassau († between 3 May 1289 and 19 March 1290) was Count of Nassau and is the ancestor of the Ottonian branch of the House of Nassau.

Rupert III, Count of Nassau

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Important government decisions characterize him, but much more important is his more general political activity, making him one of the most striking princes of the House of Nassau.

Walram II, Count of Nassau

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1220 – 24 January 1276), was Count of Nassau and is the ancestor of the Walramian branch of the House of Nassau.

Monarchy of Luxembourg

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The Grand Duke of Luxembourg uses "Duke of Nassau" as his secondary title and a title of pretense to the dignity of Chief of the House of Nassau (being the most senior member of the eldest branch of the House), but not to lay any territorial claims to the former Duchy of Nassau which is now part of the Federal Republic of Germany.
The right to reign over Luxembourg was until June 2011 passed by agnatic-cognatic primogeniture within the House of Nassau, as stipulated under the 1815 Final Act of the Congress of Vienna and as confirmed by the 1867 Treaty of London.

Philip III, Count of Nassau-Weilburg

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Philip III, Count of Nassau-Weilburg (20 September 1504 at Neuweilnau Castle in Weilrod – 4 October 1559 in Weilburg) was a Count of the Nassau-Weilburg.

Albert, Count of Nassau-Weilburg

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Albert of Nassau-Weilburg-Ottweiler (26 December 1537, Weilburg – 11 November 1593, Ottweiler), was a Count of the House of Nassau.

Arnold I, Count of Laurenburg

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The Counts of Laurenburg and Nassau expanded their authority under the brothers Rupert (Ruprecht) I (1123–1154) and Arnold I (1123–1148).
Arnold I of Laurenburg, Arnold I. von Laurenburg († before 1154), was count of Laurenburg and an ancestor of the House of Nassau.

William Louis, Count of Nassau-Saarbrücken

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His father had in 1605 re-united all the possessions of the Walram line of the House of Nassau.

Philip IV, Count of Nassau-Weilburg

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Both possessions belonged to the Walram line of the House of Nassau.

John, Count of Nassau-Idstein

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His father had in 1605 reunited all the possessions of the Walram line of the House of Nassau: Saarbrücken, Weilburg and Idstein.

William IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg

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As head of the House in 1907, Wilhelm IV declared the Count of Merenberg non-dynastic; by extension, this would indicate that (according to Luxembourgish laws regarding the House of Nassau) this branch would assume the Salic headship of the house in 1965, following the death of the last male Count of Merenberg.
William was a Protestant, the religion of the House of Nassau.

Herborn, Hesse

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Herborn had its first documentary mention in 1048, and was granted the privilege of a city in 1251 by the Counts of Nassau.

Frederick Louis, Count of Nassau-Ottweiler

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Frederick Louis of Nassau-Ottweiler (13 November 1651 – 25 May 1728) was a member of the House of Nassau.

Dillenburg

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His son Count Otto II of Nassau ruled also in Dillenburg.
Dillenburg was the ancestral seat of the Orange branch of the House of Nassau.

Merenberg

The Walram line received the lordship of Merenberg in 1328 and Saarbrücken (by marriage) in 1353.
In the late 19th century, the House of Nassau named the children from Prince Nikolaus Wilhelm of Nassau's marriage to Pushkin's daughter the “Counts of Merenberg”.

John Louis, Count of Nassau-Ottweiler

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At times, he was Major General, Regent of the other Nassau territories and chief of the House of Nassau.

Henry I, Count of Nassau-Siegen

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Henry received Nassau-Siegen, John received Nassau-Dillenburg and Emicho I received Nassau-Hadamar.
He comes from the Ottonian branch of the House of Nassau.

Emicho I, Count of Nassau-Hadamar

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Henry received Nassau-Siegen, John received Nassau-Dillenburg and Emicho I received Nassau-Hadamar.
Emicho was the founder of the elder line of Nassau-Hadamar.

Walrad, Prince of Nassau-Usingen

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Walrad Usingen of Nassau (25 February 1635 in Roermond – 17 October 1702 in Usingen), was from 1659 Count, and from 1688 Prince of Nassau-Usingen and founder of Usingen line of the House of Nassau.